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Grainstorm Black Rye IPA - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Grainstorm Black Rye IPAGrainstorm Black Rye IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

541 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 541
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 30
Gots: 46 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Just when you thought it was safe to come out of the root cellar, along comes Grainstorm, a big, wet wallop to the senses. In the glass, dark and turbulent clouds gather. A high-pressure system of pungent hops collides with a stationary front of barley, wheat, and rye. The forecast: a veritable monsoon of flavor, with surges of roasty malt, microbursts of hops, and a chance of golfball-sized hail. The extended outlook calls for unseasonably pleasant enjoyment.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: acelin on 12-06-2012)
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-16-2013 14:56:27 | More by leftstagebrew
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-15-2013 02:57:30 | More by ramblinwreck101
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

05-14-2013 19:35:27 | More by throwback
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wyatt13

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-14-2013 03:10:26 | More by wyatt13
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EROCK75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-13-2013 15:34:40 | More by EROCK75
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Prost76

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-12-2013 10:24:36 | More by Prost76
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JReites

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-11-2013 01:47:04 | More by JReites
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-11-2013 01:10:32 | More by ToddHolder
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-10-2013 22:16:46 | More by mikeburd1128
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-10-2013 14:04:59 | More by ncstateplaya
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark black with a 2 finger foamy tan head with good retention and lacing. The aroma has grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, rye, and roasted malt.

Tastes like it smells with grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, rye, and roasted malt. Has a nice combination of sweetness and bitterness. Very nice list of hops in this beer with Simcoe, Bravo, Amarillo, and Citra.

Medium to full bodied with above average carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink. A very well made beer, which I would gladly buy gain. I continue to be impressed by the beers in the Smokestack Series. Keep them coming.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:01:01 | More by hardy008
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-10-2013 01:15:54 | More by bluckbeyes
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-09-2013 05:57:15 | More by twelveinches
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours black as rootbeer with a light khaki head.

S - Seems rather muted here. Light earth & pine hops with a good roasted malt bill.

T - That rye spice is kicking through with a good amount of roasted malts. Light pine hop once the first flavors subside.

M - Medium bodied, really meaty, and medium to high carbonation.

O - One of the better black IPA's I've had. Just needs a bit more nose to add to the character of the beer. To me, it's like a porter knocked up a by an ipa, good combo.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:08:34 | More by cvm4
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durlta

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-08-2013 03:05:35 | More by durlta
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-08-2013 01:01:53 | More by baklo
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-07-2013 20:56:20 | More by dalepryor
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lernerlift

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-05-2013 22:01:47 | More by lernerlift
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-05-2013 19:36:02 | More by Zachtheporter
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dvmky

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-05-2013 17:35:38 | More by dvmky
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tyelton2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-04-2013 23:55:09 | More by tyelton2
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle.
A) Pours with a big beige head with great retention and takes a while for it to settle. Opaque body. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Pleasant aromatics. Spruce. Earthy sweetness. Black Pepper.
T) Spicy. Black pepper. Bready. Mellow malts help to balance out the hops
M) Medium body. Quite smooth. Hop tannins linger it the finish. Subtle heat from the alcohol.
O) A delicious Black IPA/Cascadian pale ale. I'll be finishing the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 01:01:24 | More by u2carew
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-03-2013 14:25:44 | More by jenray
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-02-2013 02:40:50 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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zachary80

Indiana

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml Cork&Cage. Loud pop of the cork. Printing on the label leads me to think it falls into the category of an IPA that is black, rather than falling towards the other angles of

Pours a dark chocolate brown, approaching black. Huge beige head, over half the glass on an initial careful pour. As its settling down its leaving 100% lacing, only missing spots where there were bubbles.

Aroma is somewhat muted, light earthy hop/malt combination. Cascade? Could be much much stronger.

The flavor, on the other hand, is great. Different from every other Black IPA I've had, but very much a good representative of the style (ABA, CDA, BIPA- I tend to lean towards the last).

Mouthfeel would be thin for a stout or porter but fine in a single IPA, and appropriate for the style. Don't notice anything here from the rye however.

Overall this is a great Black Rye IPA. I would love to see it in four or six packs, and would be excited to try an imperial take on the same beer. Aroma is really the only thing holding it back, which is a pretty big component of my appreaciation of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:01:09 | More by zachary80
Grainstorm Black Rye IPA from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 541 ratings.